Sergeant Manuel Walker Trenary

Sergeant Manuel Walker Trenary

Harrisonburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, October 8, 1959

Manuel Walker Trenary

Sergeant Manuel Trenary was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in progress at a diner on North Liberty Street. He was struck twice by .25 caliber bullets while exchanging gunfire with the suspect.

No suspects were ever identified and his murder has never been solved.

Sergeant Trenary had served with the Harrisonburg Police Department for 26 years. He was survived by his wife.

In November 2013 a new section of the Erickson Avenue Connector was dedicated in his honor.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Never identified

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 8, 2017

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